Vel has worked for the British Government for over 15 years in various international roles covering defence, development and diplomacy.
Immediately prior to coming to Tanzania, he was Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State for International Development. A post he held for 2 and half years.
He has also served with DFID in Afghanistan and Pakistan and with the Foreign Office in Nigeria.
Vel studied Economics at the University of Cambridge and has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Warwick.
Head of DFID Tanzania
The head of a DFID country office has overall responsibility for the running of the office and its programmes.